Mental Health

A pessimistic view of the future may not be the result of depression but the cause of it. That is the conclusion of research by Ann Marie Roepke and Professor Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology today.
The British Psychological Society’s Presidential team has expres
The government should commission an ‘end-to-end redesign’ of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process, says a new briefing paper from the British Psychological Society.
If you sell your soul to heavy metal do you pay for it later in life?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has many advantages for treating depression.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President of the British Psychological Society, is speaking to our Society’s Wessex Branch in Basingstoke this afternoon (Tuesday 6 June).
A Declaration of Intention to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the British Psychological Society and the Russian Psychological Society was signed in St Petersburg on Thursday 28 May 2015.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is now a member of the NHS England Na
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, has welcomed the publication of Improving England’s Mental Health: The First 100
Psychologists are taking an increasing interest in the way we all speak to ourselves in our heads.
The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce is seeking views from those with lived experience and professional expertise of the sector in an online survey.  
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, cooments following the second earthquake in Nepal::
At the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 the British Psychological Society's Presidential team has called on the government to recognise the impact of war, poverty, social divisions, inequity and the abuse of fundamental human rights on psychological health, and to do all that it can to combat these evils. 
Event Overview and Aims As psychologists the roles we take within acute settings are multi-faceted. Indeed, for many of us the varied nature of the work is what attracted us to the profession in the first place.
A British Medical Journal editorial on serotonin and depression, which made the claim that newer SSRI antidepressants are less effective than older tricyclic drugs, has been met with criticism from psychologists and psychiatrists.
The effectiveness of long-term injectable antipsychotics, preschool-onset depression and self-harm in adolescents are among the subjects under discussion in the May 2015 issue of Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH).
Delegates from the British Psychological Society's 2015 annual conference in Liverpool can attend a post-conference tea party hosted by Madlove at FACT, a media arts centre, on Thursday 7 May from 16:30.
More than 400 psychologists, counsellors and academics have signed an open letter condemning the ‘profoundly disturbing’ psychological implications of the coalition government’s austerity and welfare reform measures.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, is to chair a conference on ‘Mental Health: Achieving Parity of Esteem’ at The Mermaid in London on 27 May.
North East Branch - Faculty of Psychosis & Complex Mental Health
The British Psychological Society is one of a number of organisations that have signed a letter to The Times calling for a radical overhaul of youth mental health services.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, has been appointed to the taskforce developing NHS England’s new national strategy for mental health. On his appointment Professor Hacker Hughes said:
MindEd, the e-learning portal on young people’s mental health, celebrates its first anniversary this week. Today the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has secured an additional £560,000 in funding to build on the work of MindEd to design, develop and deliver an additional suite of online education materials providing information, advice and guidance on children and young people’s mental health specifically tailored to all parents and carers in England.
We're told sitting is the new smoking and that we should consider working at standing desks, or perhaps better still, treadmill desks.
Some of us tend to brood over painful experiences. Others distract themselves, taking on more work, for example, or watching videos.
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